Submitted by capitalK 949d ago | news

PS3 System Software Update (v4.11)

PSBlog: Later tonight we’ll be releasing an optional system software update (v4.11) for PlayStation 3. This minor firmware improves certain aspects of system software, and is not mandatory to connect to PSN.

Again, this update is optional in the US and Canada, and can be downloaded by selecting System Update from the Setting column of the XMB. (PS Vita, PS3, PSP)

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GraveLord  +   949d ago
deep_fried_bum_cake  +   949d ago
Key part of the sentence: "This minor firmware improves certain aspects of system software"
Solid_Snake37  +   949d ago
Thanks for the input Captain Obvious
Frenza  +   948d ago
The update is mandatory in EU..
CynicalVision  +   948d ago
vstep is right, at least in the UK it's mandatory.
torchic  +   948d ago
yup true. wanted to play some LBP2 online but couldn't without the mandatory software update.
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BISHOP-BRASIL  +   948d ago
In Brazil (SCEA runs PSN here) it's mandatory too.

Don't know about other SCEA territories (USA, Canada, Mexico, etc), have anyone tested to verify if it's really optional anywhere? (not that it's a bid deal anyway)
otherZinc  +   948d ago
WTF! Again?

This is ridiculous!
Armyless  +   948d ago
Why is an update ridiculous?
deep_fried_bum_cake  +   948d ago
It's ridiculous because people like otherZinc can't be bothered waiting a short while for their service to be improved. People seem to think that there are far more updates on PSN than there actually are.
ziggurcat  +   948d ago
yes, it's utterly ridiculous that sony would want to improve their system and your experience by offering FW updates...

edwineverready  +   949d ago
still going to do this update. i love updates. Yes i am a nerd.
Solid_Snake37  +   949d ago
Me too... Nothing feels complete for me if I don't download the update
Finalfantasykid  +   948d ago
Ya, updates are addictive. I love when my computer has updates, I check for them like every hour :D
Why o why  +   948d ago
you lot might be taking the mick but im always checking for updates on my android and i actually enjoy it
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edwineverready  +   948d ago
@why o why not taking the mick. i also enjoy my app updates. i search for them to :)
Tainted Gene  +   948d ago
u guy would have enjoyed Skrim
cra2yey3z  +   949d ago
Doing this cause 4.10 is not smooth, it kinda broke the Internet browser.
Snookies12  +   948d ago
Actually the internet browser was broken on the previous update before 4.10, it would freeze all the time, 4.10 fixed it quite a bit, but it's still not where it was before these updates. Can't watch videos smoothly like I used to. :\
RioKing  +   948d ago
yeah, gotta watch those videos smoothly

Snookies12  +   948d ago
Lol, well when they mess up to the point of a frozen image on the screen half way through with audio still going... That's when I have some issues with it is all I'm saying.
Dee_91  +   948d ago
i get alot of red x's on .. some .. sites .. (0_0 )
kma2k  +   948d ago
Am i the only one that gets "do you want to run plugin" every time i start the browser? Its really anoying!
KingOptimus777  +   949d ago
so this update is for software and not the hardware
bwazy  +   949d ago | Funny
Really? Darn, I was hoping the update world add 256mbs of ram to my system :(

Blackdeath_663  +   948d ago
lol,... just lol.
Play2Win  +   949d ago
MEsh3L  +   948d ago
KingOptimus777  +   948d ago
It was a question my god whats up with the disagrees
SilentNegotiator  +   948d ago
Because updates are for the system's software. What you asked was very redundant.

Like asking if an oil change is for your car or just the oil tank.

But hey, there's nothing wrong with being ignorant in some subjects. But your post was like posting my example in a car enthusiast forum. You'd get lots of funny responses and disagrees (if such an option existed on said forum).
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CRASHBASHUK  +   949d ago
its not optional for uk :( lol
Frenza  +   948d ago
The update is mandatory in EU.
ScytheX3  +   949d ago
so im wondering, all the updates and shit, say you've updated 6 times at 150mb each update, 900mb total, is that 900mb on your hd space? or is it like pc drivers you uninstall one and it installs the new random, yeah im a hd space junkie =p
edwineverready  +   949d ago
It overwrites the old firmware.
ScytheX3  +   949d ago
ah alright, thought that could be but wasnt sure, i could always connect the drive to my pc but im too lazy to do all that =p
arnyftw  +   948d ago
lol if system and game updates didnt overwrite, my hdd would have been full a long time ago
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WitWolfy  +   949d ago
Its just to enable PS2 game downloads for Europe.. Well thats the only thing I saw differently after the update
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PirateThom  +   949d ago
The games were on the store before the update.

Basically, it's probably just, as they said, software stability.
Deadpool616  +   949d ago
Presenting Sir Ulesses Crapola.

"I had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich today. I often wonder...how many peanut butter and jelly sandwiches I've eaten in my lifetime? I'm gonna say 2! They were both deliciously terrible! Oh lookies! This ps3 update turned my day into a peanut butter and jelly sandwich! =D "

Sorry....just got bored so I made up a character to comment for me. :/
torchic  +   948d ago
Deadpool616  +   948d ago
That'll never happen again, promise.
Colonel_Dante  +   949d ago
Its not optional here in S.A
kasasensei  +   949d ago
Not optional in Europe.
PixL  +   949d ago
Who cares? I turned on my PS3, started the update and switched to read N4G in meantime.

Nowadays, gaming press focuses on irrelevant stuff rather than what really interests me: games.
Luc20  +   948d ago
Great no intrusive ads added!
TopDudeMan  +   948d ago
I have noticed the xmb has been going ridiculously slow since the last update. To the point where it won't even load a message.
Buzz7S  +   948d ago
LOL... another update. I've had more updates on the PS3 in a month than I have in over 6 months on the 360.
Wintersun616  +   948d ago
Exactly! Why on earth do they keep bothering us with stuff like Vita connectivity, browser improvements, software patches etc!? /s
Burackus  +   948d ago
@ buzz

That would be because the 360 doesn't have a vita to update or brower or games for that matter etc. etc. lol
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SilentNegotiator  +   948d ago
And yet those few 360 updates took away a netflix feature and added ads.

The last few ps3 updates added stability and security.
PirateThom  +   948d ago
There's only been two update to the PS3 this month.

8th Feb and today... the last one was November.

The 360 has had 3 in the past 6 months, the October one being a "software stability" patch and the one today fixing the performance.
TheColbertinator  +   948d ago
PirateThom has been telling the truth on this site for years.He just needs an auto-agree on his comments from now on.
PiperMCFierceson  +   948d ago
PS vita comes out in a WEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!
Krakn3Dfx  +   948d ago
They should all be optional or come on game discs. This bullshit where I spend 20-30 minutes waiting for a firmware update before I can do anything just gets old real fast.
SilentNegotiator  +   948d ago
If they were all optional, Sony would have ZERO control over PSN security.
ranma6899  +   948d ago
it kept deactivated me from netflix so i updated i haven't tried since update
Gamerfink  +   948d ago
Only takes a min to download! Just wish it was for something worth mentioning.
Objective  +   948d ago
PSN software updates and the interface accompanying it are absolutely the most annoyingly clumsy processes I've encountered in console gaming.

I switch on my PS3, pop in my game disc, start the game, game loads, informs me there's a software update for the game.

I update, wait for install, restart game, game loads, informs me there's a PSN software update,

I have to exit game, software update, wait for software install, restart game, game loads, informs me I have to exit game to sign in and agree to new terms...

Takes more than 15 goddam minutes to get a game started.
PersonMan  +   948d ago
Oh no! Your whole night is RUINED!

Get over it dude. It's just a game.
PirateThom  +   948d ago
Oh no, not 15 minutes. This is the longest amount of time shorter than 15 minutes and 1 second I can imagine.
Jason143  +   948d ago
this most likely to remedy fat 60 gigs and twisted metal and fix the broken browser on slims. browser worked better for me and my fat 80 after last one
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MrRedP3Fan  +   948d ago
This update fixes problems with the internet browser. I can now download and install themes directly from the Ps3 browser again. After the 4.10 update it was messing up when i tried to download themes.
Honky Kong  +   948d ago
Why are PS3 updates always top news?
PirateThom  +   948d ago
Because, every time one hits, people instantly start complaining that there's too many... the last before this being a week ago, the one before that being in November.
Scark92  +   948d ago
Grrr Downloading blows! Ah well wont take long :V
NoTheMama  +   948d ago
Ah sweet, hopefully this sorts out the internet drama im having with mine. I use my ps3 to stream tv shows & it froze suddenly the last few times, I eventually just gave up!
Must remember to do this after work!

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